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Windows 7: Windows keep disappearing from desktop

21 Nov 2009   #1

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Windows keep disappearing from desktop

Hey guys i just got a computer w/ windows 7 a few days ago but now i'm having some strange issues. Every time i try to open up certain programs/folders it flashes for a brief second then disappears. It happens for stuff like Opera(browser) and i can't even view windows explorer(My documents, etc).

If there's an obvious solution to this problem then i'm sorry but i just can't figure it out right now.

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21 Nov 2009   #2


Opera 10.01 is working fine here on W7x64...

As it's affecting various programs I would look at whether something on your primary drive is corrupt?!? Try running C:\chkdsk /f at the command prompt and seeing if you get better results after a reboot...
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21 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

And go to Start > Run, and type sfc /scannow
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